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Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Cucumber Salsa

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Dec 18th, 2014

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  • Cholesterol: Less than 300 mg per day
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  • High-Fiber: At least 5 grams per serving
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  • Quick & Easy: 30 minutes or less to prep and cook; six or fewer ingredients
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  • Budget-Friendly: Meals for less than $3 per serving. Ingredient costs reflect the national average and may fluctuate by region and retailer.
  • Diabetes-Friendly: Follows complex healthy eating guidelines that do not apply to all people with diabetes.

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2 Responses to Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Cucumber Salsa

  1. ninnnett 07/02/2015 at 11:31 pm

    and where is the recipe of the pork tenderloin pineapple cucumber salsa?

    • Customer Care 08/02/2015 at 3:33 pm

      Hi, Ninnnett. The salsa that goes with the tenderloins is the second recipe listed in the article. I have consolidated that portion of the recipe for you here:

      Pineapple & Cucumber Salsa

      1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
      1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
      2 Tbs rice vinegar
      2 Tbs olive oil
      1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
      1 jalapeño pepper, diced and seeded (use gloves when handling pepper)
      1 Tbs black pepper, coarsely ground
      4 Tbs cilantro, finely chopped

      Directions

      In medium bowl, stir together pineapple tidbits, cucumber, rice vinegar, olive oil, cayenne pepper, jalapeño pepper (use rubber gloves when handling pepper), black pepper, and cilantro. Cover and let rest at room temperature for an hour to let flavors blend. Refrigerate for longer storage; bring to room temperature before serving. Makes 3 cups.

      Hope this helps! ~Zachary

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